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Knowing a little about the pathologies that affect the elbow region

Elbow Pain in Young Children

Watch out when a child nearby slips next to you, and with the best of good intentions, let's try to pull the child by the arm trying to avoid a worse fall!!!! This jolt reflects on the elbow, which makes the child start crying and immediately stops moving the elbow, complaining of pain, causing a pathology known as Painful Pronation (Pulled Elbow). In this case, there is a small dislocation (getting out of place) of the head of the radius at the elbow, which with a discreet maneuver makes the pain disappear as quickly as it appeared!!!! It does not leave sequelae and allows a quick return to the child's movements, however, seek medical service to perform this maneuver to put the child's elbow in place.

Elbow swelling

A condition of great swelling in the posterior region of the elbow that may or may not limit movement, its main diagnosis is BURSITIS IN THE ELBOW (olecranial bursitis). Occurs because of trauma, repetitive abrasions due to constant support on the elbow, accumulation of uric acid (GOUT) and an infectious condition, . Initially treated with the use of anti-inflammatory medication, immobilization, application of ice and antibiotics (if necessary), but when nothing resolves this swelling, or it recurs constantly, it must be treated surgically.

Elbow pain

There are several causes for literally presenting elbow pain, but the most common is pain caused in the lateral region of the elbow, which is very associated with mobility of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hands, in carrying out the most diverse activities, such as shaking hands. people and open soda bottles. This condition, known as tennis elbow, is an inflammation or injury of the origin of the tendons that stretch the wrist and fingers (extensor musculature), and is called LATERAL EPICONDILITIS. The treatment of this pathology, in most cases, is carried out with the use of medication and physiotherapy, but it is carried out for a long period. If there is no improvement with this method, we can perform local infiltrations, treatment with shock wave therapy (TOC) and surgery (open or arthroscopic).... At the first symptoms, look for your trusted orthopedist, because the earlier the treatment, the more Its recovery is quick, but in some cases this recovery can take a long time, even with correct treatment.

Biceps Rupture

During physical activity or after falling to the ground you feel a severe pain at the elbow, along with a loud crack, remain with pain when moving the elbow and notice a bulging in the arm, followed by a large bruise on the elbow. YOU HAVE JUST RUPTED THE BICEPS TENDON, a sign present in the case of a biceps tear is the presence of a bulging in the arm, called the "popeye sign". Rupture is diagnosed with ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. It can be treated non-surgically (depends on your age, associated diseases and how much you use your arm on a daily basis) or surgically, re-fixing the tendon at the elbow. The main perception is the loss of strength in the twisting of the forearm (for example - when screwing something, or greeting people), when you feel these symptoms, seek an orthopedist for diagnosis and discuss the best treatment in your case.

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